Friday, May 11, 2018

A Child's Crown for Our Lady

Recently I came home and one of our son's was darting into the prayer room. When I went into the room, I saw that he had made a crown for Our Lady for May. We had set up a little home altar for May in honor of Mary and he had the idea to make Her a crown. The construction was very simple a thin strip of paper taped together and wild flower pedals glued on. The flowers he found while he was weeding outside. Most of the flowers were wild violet pedals.  The simplicity of the crown and tenderness shown to Our Lady were very sweet. I could see how the simplest gifts given to Our Lady's with love are surely pleasing to Her.

We also this week changed the bouquet in front of Our Blessed Mother. We had begun May with the hope to keep fresh flowers in front of Her all month. The first flowers we started with were roses but this week we purchased different flowers. As I was re-reading the Secret of a Soul by St. Therese I was reminded of the fact that we all can't be roses and Our Lady and Our Lord would not want it to be that way. The little flowers and simple violets provide beauty amongst the roses. So we found ourselves happy that we had a different gathering of flowers which we placed in front of Her this week. 

For those of you who would like to set up a home altar there are some ideas here. In reading the Story of a Soul by St. Therese she relates a wonderful experience from her childhood during May:
"Since I was too little to attend May devotions I remained at home with Victoire, carrying out my devotions with her before my little May altar. This I arranged according to my taste; everything was so small, the candlestick, the flower pots, etc. Two tapers lit it up perfectly."

We also have some additional ideas for May such as a home Marian Procession in May.

Thank you all for making this month special for Our Blessed Mother.

Other Posts You May Enjoy:
How to Start a Children's Rosary
How to Plan a May Crowning

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